Weaver Philanthropic Class of 2017

Fifteen Local Agencies Receive Grants from Emerging Philanthropists
Weaver Philanthropic Initiative Class of 2017 awarded a total of $50,000

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – September 18, 2017—After a six month immersion in strategic philanthropy, ten emerging philanthropists have collectively made grants totaling $50,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations in Northeast Florida. Nurturing the next generation of Northeast Florida philanthropists is the goal of the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, which periodically gathers a class of potential donors, guiding them through an intensive education process, complete with an opportunity to experience hands-on grantmaking.

The 2017 Weaver Philanthropic Initiative class includes Dan Foley, Marshall Hill, Kirsten Martino, Glenn Miller, Blair Sherman, Jason Spencer, Brent Trager, Alison Trager, Ben Setzer, and Doug Tutwiler. They selected their recipient organization(s) individually, and their grants reflected a wide variety of interests and focus “This year, it was our pleasure to educate and guide these philanthropists on their journey to define the resources they possess and how they can and will make a difference in Northeast Florida,” noted Joanne E. Cohen, The Community Foundation’s vice president for philanthropic services. “I’m confident that the future of our community is in very thoughtful and strong hands.”